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Margaret Heffernan
"Expert on How Work Changes Our Lives"
Margaret Heffernan Expertise: Leadership • Work Life Balance • Relationships • Communication
Fee Range: $20,000 to $30,000
Location: Florida
Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, Chief Executive and author. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. She worked in BBC Radio for five years where she wrote, directed, produced and commissioned dozens of documentaries and dramas. As a television producer, she made documentary films for Timewatch, Arena, and Newsnight.

She was one of the producers of Out of the Doll's House, the prize-winning documentary series about the history of women in the twentieth century. She designed and executive produced a thirteen part series on The French Revolution for the BBC and A&E. The series featured, among others, Alan Rickman, Alfred Molina, Janet Suzman, Simon Callow and Jim Broadbent and introduced both historian Simon Schama and playwright Peter Barnes to British television. She also produced music videos with Virgin Records and the London Chamber Orchestra to raise attention and funds for Unicef's Lebanese fund.
Leaving the BBC, she ran the trade association IPPA, which represented the interests of independent film and television producers and was once described by the Financial Times as "the most formidable lobbying organization in England."

In 1994, she returned to the United States where she worked on public affair campaigns in Massachusetts and with software companies trying to break into multimedia. She developed interactive multimedia products with Peter Lynch, Tom Peters, Standard & Poors and The Learning Company. She then joined CMGI where she ran, bought and sold leading Internet businesses, serving as Chief Executive Officer for InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and iCAST Corporation. She was named one of the Internet's Top 100 by Silicon Alley Reporter in 1999, one of the Top 25 by Streaming Media magazine and one of the Top 100 Media Executives by The Hollywood Reporter. Her "Tear Down the Wall" campaign against AOL won the 2001 Silver SABRE award for public relations.

In 2004, Margaret published The Naked Truth,: A Working Woman's Manifesto about Business and What Really Matters (Jossey-Bass) and in 2007 she brought out How She Does It: How Female Entrepreneurs are Changing the Rules for Business Success. She is Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Simmons College in Boston, she sits on the Council of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and she continues to work with businesses, write for magazines, in both the United States and United Kingdom.

Client Testimonials:
For Margaret Heffernan's Whole People, Whole Lives: The Impact on Business

  • "Wonderful and thought provoking. Very useful, practical takeaways"
  • "This was a highlight of the conference"
  • "I appreciated her perspective and very interesting research"
  • "Wonderful that she attended other sessions and wove comments into her own remarks."
  • "While controversial, I really enjoyed her talk and felt that it was very relevant."
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed Margaret's presentation: extremely interesting and relevant to today."
  • "Brilliant - more internationally focused speakers like Margaret would be great."
  • "Great person AND a totally country neutral session. We non-Americans felt included."
  • "Although I might not agree with everything she said, I still think it was a great session."
  • "Extremely pertinent, and I really valued her expertise."

    -- From General Management Admissions Council (GMAC) - a consortium run by Deans of Business Schools

    "Please accept our sincere thanks for a dynamic and engaging presentation and panel discussion at the FMI Midwinter Conference in Boca Raton. It was an important topic delivered to a high level food industry group. The fact that you kept a mostly male group so involved on an afternoon when they could have been golfing is a testament to your skill and the importance of your material. "
    -- From the Food Marketing Institute

    Articles:
    Dog eat Dog
    Just Say No
    Death of a Salesman
    The French Revolution - How I got cajoled into doing something I knew nothing about
    Eileen Fisher knows that the more mistakes you make, the more you learn
    The Female CEO ca. 2002
    The Morale of the Story

    Publications:
    How She Does It Author: Margaret Heffernan
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